Shepherd Area Historical Society


The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum

The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum is open for visitors during the Maple Syrup Festival. Special student tours are available by contacting either:

The Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum is open to the public on Saturday during the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival the last full weekend in April. Special visits can also be arranged by contacting:

The Railroad Depot Museum

The Railroad Depot Museum is located on West Wright Avenue. It is open during the Maple Syrup Festival and other special times during the year. To visit, please contact the Shepherd Village Clerk at (989) 828-5278 or

About us

Mission of the Society

The Shepherd Area Historical Society was formed in 1978 to preserve and honor the history of the Shepherd area. The Society maintains files, scrapbooks, and historical data on many families local to the Salt River and Shepherd villages. In addition there are many items of historical value plus historical displays within the museums.

The Society maintains two historic buildings in Shepherd, the Shepherd Powerhouse Museum on Maple Street and the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum on Hall Street.

Meetings and Membership

The Society meets on the second Monday of the month in the Old Shepherd Powerhouse Building (300 block West Maple Street) meeting room during the months of March through December. Programs begin at 7 p.m., followed by a short business meeting. Programs vary during the year.

Membership: single person $10 and family $15 per year; lifetime $100. Membership is encouraged although programs are open to the public at no charge.

SAHS Membership
7888 E Broomfield Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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